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    Political Influences

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    Throughout my life, I have been socialized to politics in a number of ways. First, the 1996 election comes to mind as the first political event I experienced. Second, the people that I am around on a day to day basis, mostly my parents, have had an affect on my socialization to politics. Third, some of the groups that I am part of have influenced how my ideas and opinions involving politics have developed. Other factors that have affected my socialization to politics include how much politics is

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    Democratic transitions recently became a topic of great discussion among political scholars as a domino effect of democratization began in Latin America in the 1970s and continued through Eastern Europe in the late 1980s. In many of these transitions, the Catholic Church[1] played a crucial role as the protector of civil society during periods of communist and right-wing authoritarian rule, as well as taking an active role to promote the establishment of democracy (Bruneau 1994, Levine 1980, Stepan

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    attached to political parties are voters today? Not very attached (most people are indepednd) 2. What was Jefferson’s and Hamilton’s influence on America’s first parties? They formed the Federalists and Antifederalists. (They’re considered the founders of the first 2 parties) 3. What were America’s first parties? Federalists and Antifederalists 4. Who were the mugwumps? Progressives who wanted to end political patronage 5. What are party realignments? Major shift in support for a political party

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    A political party is a type of organization that performs government policies. They basically pick out candidates to be seated in political office. Political parties are made up of people who help get things organize to do things like win elections, operate the government, and keep policies running smoothly. Political parties are the major people behind government. Political parties are the main actors in the bargaining process that leads to the formation of different types of government. (Puy, 2013)

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    The Political Thinking and Influence of Henry David Thoreau The extent and nature of Henry David Thoreau’s commitment to social reform has long been a matter of debate among scholars. Drawing on his well-know disdain for organized politics and his focus of self-reform, some have observed that "Thoreau was no social reformer" (Goodwin 157). On the other hand, such major anti-slavery statements as "Civil Disobedience," "Slavery in Massachusetts," and "A Plea for Captain John Brown," have been

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    The Influence of Mass Media on the Way Political Campaigns are Run On the Monday when the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling on whether the deadline for certifying votes could be extended in Florida, there was an unsettling sight on TV. News correspondents came flying out of the court and stood, out of breath, before the cameras. Without having read the six-page ruling, reporters began to talk to millions of people about what the court had done. Some reporters got it flat wrong, saying

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    CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 1 LITERATURE REVIEW Media and Political Culture Media and Political Communication Traditional Media as the First Source of Political Information Social Media as the Second Source of Political Information “Two-Step Flow” as the Basis of the Third Source of Political Information Opinion Leaders as the Third Source of Political Information Gender as Parameter of Voting Behaviour 2 2 2 3 TBD TBD TBD TBD RESEARCH PROFILING TBD RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Data Collection Procedures Participants

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    protectorated it. During the 1600s the Portuguese, the English, and the French, successful or not, tried to colonize Madagascar. This was the first attempt of any kind to penetrate Madagascar. In 1869 the French attained and expanded their political influence in Madagascar. In 1896, after a native rebellion they won the French achieved control and made all of Madagascar a French colony. In 1810, during King Radama I’s reign, the British introduced Christianity. The Protestant London Missionary Society

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    The Race

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    If politics is the application of influence and authority then an election is the application of that influence to win the vote of the citizens. Many things from finances to current civic topics and from political background to political denomination determine the outcome and/or circumstances of elections, but the most influential election tool is, and has been, the media. The use and misuse of the media, political advertisements and televised debates has been known to win or lose an election. In

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    Malcolm X

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    S there have been a lot of people who’ve had political influence in our government, and the person that interested me the most was Malcolm X. Malcolm X was a African American civil rights leader who fought so African Americans could get the same rights like everyone else. Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. Before, his name was Malcolm Little, but later changed it to Malcolm X when he joined the Nation of Islam. Like many political leaders, Malcolm X had his own method of how he

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